An outsourced DPO (data protection officer) service for health and social care organisations that are obliged to appoint a DPO under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) but do not have the necessary data protection knowledge or expertise.
Health and social care organisations face additional challenges in achieving GDPR compliance and securing patient data and publicly funded bodies often face budgetary constraints.
We have therefore adapted our DPO as a Service offering to meet these challenges.
Under the GDPR, a DPO is required for all public bodies and any organisations that:
A DPO is responsible for:
DPOs must have expertise in national and European data protection law, including detailed knowledge of the GDPR, as well as a practical understanding of how to build, implement and manage a data protection programme.
Moreover, they must not have any conflicts of interest, so the role should not be filled by someone who processes or manages the processing of data as part of another role.
An outsourced DPO can be a cost-effective solution for health and social care organisations that do not have the necessary in-house expertise or whose operations mean that all staff process data in some form.
GRCI Law’s DPO services are provided by a team of impartial in-house legal experts with experience implementing data protection programmes in national and multinational organisations across all sectors.
Led by our management team of experienced DPOs (data protection officers), lawyers, barristers, and information and cyber security experts, we provide DPO, breach, data privacy management, and data subject access request support, and associated non-reserved legal services.
We offer legal risk and compliance consultancy advice that you can trust, but without the burden of administrative duties and expenses that law firms must bear in order to carry out certain ‘reserved legal activities’, such as litigation, conveyancing and advocacy.
If you have any queries or you’re unsure of how to progress, please get in touch with our team of experts who will be able to assist with your enquiry and provide guidance options.